october, 2020

15oct7:30 pm9:00 pmFeaturedArc Iris Presents iTMRW: Behind-the-Scenes7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Museum of Science, Boston

Event Details

The year is 2080. iTMRW, the love story of Robert and his android partner, Jenny, unfolds against the backdrop of a world where advanced technology is both a source of, and a “cure” for human alienation: advertisements come in the form of “pop-up thoughts,” entire cities float on islands of trash, female forms are purchased and discarded at will, and aristocrats live in a state of debauchery and despair. The piece takes its title from iTMRW (pronounced “I, Tomorrow”), the mega-corporation that produces and sells every single product known to humankind. Despite societal chaos, the human spirit persists in its quest for love.

iTMRW is a 90-minute multimedia science fiction production that combines the music of Arc Iris’ upcoming futuristic concept album with videography and the contemporary dance theater of HDC Dance Company, coming soon to the immersive setting of the Charles Hayden Planetarium. The Museum of Science joins Arc Iris for a behind-the-scenes live streaming event that explores the creative inspiration and process behind the show, introduces members of the artistic team and cast, previews exclusive clips from the show, and discusses the future of the piece as the team re-imagines iTMRW for a run in the one-of-a-kind venue of the Planetarium.

This virtual offering will stream live from the Museum of Science for registrants to enjoy at home. Registrants will receive links to view this program via email within 24 hours of the event start time.

This program is free thanks to the generosity of the Barbara and Malcolm L. Sherman Fund for Adult Programs.

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FEATURING:

ARC IRIS
Providence, RI experimental pop trio Arc Iris fuses story-based songs with dense electronic and orchestral arrangements. The group, which began as the solo project of Jocie Adams, formerly of The Low Anthem, includes keyboardist and sample artist Zach Tenorio and drummer Ray Belli. Arc Iris released its acclaimed self-titled debut in 2014 on ANTI/Bella Union. Subsequently, the band toured with artists such as St. Vincent, Jeff Tweedy, and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. In early 2018, Arc Iris joined Kimbra on her North American tour and later that year, the trio released back to back records, “Icon of Ego,” on Brooklyn label Ba Da Bing Records, and “Foggy Lullaby”, their re-imagination of Joni Mitchell’s ‘Blue.’ In mid 2019, Arc Iris completed the composition of their futuristic, dystopian concept record, iTMRW, set in the year 2080 that was the centerpiece of their production at Oberon, the American Repertory Theater’s second stage.

HDC Dance Ensemble (Dance Company)
Providence-based performing arts collective, founded by Gisela Creus, Danielle Davidson, and Orlando Hernández. Their works incorporate elements of voice, percussion, improvisation, and storytelling through physical theater to create unique interdisciplinary dance experiences, primarily in a blend of tap and contemporary dance theater.

CAST/HDC Dance Ensemble
The CAST/HDC Dance Ensemble: Jenny is played by Stephanie Turner; Robert is played by Jacob Regan; David is played by Orlando Hernández; The Face of iTMRW is played by Noah Harley; Dr. Pillman is played by Orlando Hernández. Ensemble: Giselle Creus, Danielle Davidson, Jessica Howard, Ellen Oliver.

Time

(Thursday) 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

Museum of Science, Boston

1 Science Park

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